Granny's Yarn Square by Joanne Fowler

Granny's Yarn Square

September 2022
Aran (8 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 6 rows = 4 inches
in UK tr / US dc
4.5 mm
82 yards (75 m)
both US and UK
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This 6” square block is a fun make for crocheters, featuring some of the items they love best. It could be incorporated into a traditional blanket as a repeated motif or along with other patterned and plain blocks as a sampler blanket. It could also feature in accessories, homewares or garments, either as part of the fabric of the item or as an appliqué on the surface, e.g. a patch pocket. Alternatively it could be stitched onto an item made of fabric, e.g. a bag or jacket.

It was designed as a block to share on Granny Square Day 2022 and received some lovely feedback from fellow crafters on Instagram.

This pattern is available in UK and US terminology versions; make sure you download the version you prefer!


  • 25m (30yds) each of worsted/aran weight yarn in wool/acrylic/cotton in colours A (yarn), B (ball band) and C (background). I’ve used Drops Paris and Rico Creative Cotton Aran in mine, which are soft, low twist cotton yarns.
  • 2m (2yds) each of sport/DK weight yarn in wool/acrylic/cotton in colours D (hook) and E (text). I’ve used Drops Muskat and Rowan Cotton Glacé in mine, which are smooth mercerised cotton yarns.
  • 4.5mm hook (US 7) or suitable hook to achieve desired texture, usually this is the size suggested on the yarn band for the aran/worsted weight yarn you are using
  • Yarn needle and scissors